30 Apr, 2021
We need to support colleagues who may think and process information in different ways…
Everyone is different. While creating a work environment that supports neurodiversity is particularly important for our neurodivergent employees, the actions and strategies that we put in place can benefit all our people and help us as an organisation.
Our people were delighted to be joined by Dr. Nancy Doyle last week for a special webinar to explore next level neurodiversity inclusion in the workplace.
Dr. Doyle is a Chartered Psychologist in organisational and occupational psychology and the founder of a social enterprise dedicated to facilitating neurodiversity inclusion through consultancy, talent assessment, workshops and coaching for businesses.
During the webinar, Dr. Doyle covered several topics: neurodiverse strengths, workplace impact, legal requirements & discrimination (International perspective), reasonable adjustments, personal strategies and organisational strategies.
She also took time for an interactive Q&A following her insightful presentation.
We strive to foster a work environment that is inclusive of neurodiversity. For all of you who would like to learn more about and get some tips for working with neurodiverse people, we have prepared the section below.
What is Neurodiversity?
Neurodiversity is simply the different ways the brain works and breaks down information. It shows us that people naturally think about things differently, have different interests and motivations, and are naturally better at some things and not so good at others.
Why is it important to think Neurodiversity?
Recognising and supporting neurodiversity within the workplace can make it easier to identify and provide the support that neurodivergent customers need. Clear benefits and competitive advantages lie in having employees who think differently. Positive attributes commonly associated with neurodivergent employees include: